27 March 2017

Greater China

  • Yu Huan (inset top) was reportedly made to watch as his mother, Su Yinxia (inset bottom), was subjected to indignities by the gang. The case is being reviewed by the Higher People's Court of Shandong province.
Photos:, Baidu Map

    Chinese netizens urge court to free man in loan shark’s killing

    Mar 27, 2017 4:26pm
    China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate is investigating a case in which a man was given a life sentence for killing a debt collector who sexually assaulted his mother, sparking claims of police negligence. Yu Huan, 22, stabbed...
  • Photos from a video clip show a man stuck between a high-speed train and the edge of a platform at the Nanjing South Railway Station on Sunday. Photo:,

    Man crushed to death by high-speed train in Nanjing

    Mar 27, 2017 12:38pm
    A man crossing a railroad track was crushed to death by a high-speed train at the Nanjing South Railway Station on Sunday afternoon. A video clip that went viral online shows the man, who appeared to be...
  • Hu Yaobang was instrumental in lifting China out of poverty through his support for economic reforms. Photo:

    Hu Yaobang: A great leader Chinese people will always miss

    - Mar 24, 2017 1:00pm
    Li Zhao (李昭), wife of the late Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), died recently in Beijing at the age of 96. While the party held an official memorial service for her at the Babaoshan Revolutionary...
  • Teachers and staff help the injured students (inset) after the stampede at a Henan primary school. Photos:,

    Two killed, dozens hurt after stampede in Henan primary school

    Mar 23, 2017 12:48pm
    A stampede at a primary school in China’s central Henan province has killed two students and injured more than 20 others, several of whom are in serious condition. The incident took place outside a toilet where...
  • Horrendous living conditions in this care center in Shaoguan are being blamed for 20 deaths in the first two months of the year. Photo:

    County probes 20 deaths in Guangdong care center

    Mar 21, 2017 12:36pm
    Shaoguan city in Guangdong province is investigating a case in which 20 people died in a care center during the first two months of the year. The deaths might have been caused by the poor living...
  • The machine with face-recognition technology dispenses tissue paper with a length of 60 to 70 centimeters for each user. Photos: Baidu,

    Beijing park goes high-tech to curb overuse of toilet paper

    Mar 20, 2017 2:27pm
    A tourist attraction in central Beijing has introduced face-recognition technology to tackle the overuse of toilet paper in public toilets. Six automatic toilet paper machines equipped with face-recognition technology have been installed at public toilets near the...
  • Some found Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s message at the National People's Congress lacking new initiatives. Photo: China Daily

    Reforms stall ahead of party congress

    - Mar 17, 2017 9:36am
    In the breakfast room, a large television was broadcasting interviews and announcements from China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, whose annual meeting had closed the day before. As they drank soup and ate dumplings, four Chinese...
  • The travel industry makes up 12 percent of Thailand’s national income. Mainland tourists are the largest group of visitors to Thailand. Photos: Xinhua,

    Thailand benefits from mainlanders’ boycott of South Korea

    Mar 16, 2017 3:20pm
    Mainland tourists are flocking to Thailand as a result of a recent boycott of South Korea over Seoul’s deployment of a missile defense system. Ronnarong Chewinsiriamnuai, president of the Thai-Chinese Tourism Alliance Association, said the number...
  • Ma Ying-jeou is accused of breaking laws on the protection of personal information, release of secrets and communications security and surveillance. Photo: AFP

    Taiwan’s former leader Ma Ying-jeou charged with secrets leak

    Mar 15, 2017 9:01am
    Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou has been charged with leaking classified information involving suspected influence-peddling by a powerful opposition lawmaker, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Taipei District Public Prosecutor’s Office said Ma, former head of...
  • A screenshot shows a woman eating off the shelves in a Lotte store in Shenyang (inset). Lotte's stores in China have been the target of an anti-Korean backlash. Photo: YouTube,

    No evidence of Chinese retaliation over THAAD: S Korea minister

    Mar 14, 2017 2:45pm
    A senior South Korean official said Monday that there is no firm evidence China has retaliated for Seoul’s deployment of a missile defense system. As such, Seoul has not taken any action against Beijing but will not...
  • Protesters call for a boycott of South Korean goods in Jilin City in northeastern China's Jilin province. Photo: AFP

    There’s always a foreign country for Chinese people to hate

    - Mar 13, 2017 11:34am
    An anti-Korea sentiment has surged in China after the United States decided to deploy the THAAD missile system to South Korea. Across the mainland, hundreds of thousands of people are protesting in front of retail stores and...
  • China has allowed married couples to have two children amid concerns the country's dwindling workforce will not be able to support an increasingly aging population. Photo: PBS

    China official says two-child policy showing ‘notable results’

    Mar 13, 2017 8:37am
    China’s two-child policy is showing “notable results” with the fertility rate expected to rise through to 2020, according to a senior health official. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress annual meeting,...
  • A Chinese netizen took offense at the slogans printed on the T-shirts. Photo:

    German website under fire over ‘offensive’ T-shirt slogans

    Mar 10, 2017 2:30pm
    Humor or racial prejudice? A Chinese netizen living in the United States took umbrage after coming across a German website that sells custom T-shirts with slogans that he found insulting to his race, Sing Tao Daily reports....
  • Protesters holding Chinese flags and Mao Zedong posters call for a boycott of South Korean goods in northeastern China's Jilin province on March 5. Photo: AFP

    Anti-Lotte protests in China: Red Guards’ toxic legacy lives on

    - Mar 10, 2017 10:37am
    On Tuesday, the first unit of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missiles arrived in South Korea, and was deployed to the eastern province of North Gyeongsang. It is expected to become operational in two months’...
  • The surging demand for ejiao, which is derived from the skin of donkeys, could lead to a drastic fall in the animal's population. Photo: Donkey Sanctuary

    Ejiao good for ladies but spells doom for donkeys

    - Mar 9, 2017 5:34pm
    Ejiao, a kind of gelatin obtained from donkey’s skin, is one of the most popular gifts for Chinese women celebrating International Women’s Day, or Queen Day in China. It is a traditional Chinese health care product...
  • The flat owner said the apartment was completely trashed with cigarette butts and wine bottles all over the place, and furniture damaged. Photos:

    Hangzhou woman quits Airbnb after guest trashes rental flat

    Mar 9, 2017 2:42pm
    A woman from Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province says she will never join the so-called sharing economy again after she ended up losing more than she could earn. The woman, surnamed Li, accused home rental broker Airbnb...
  • Protesters outside a Lotte Mart in Zhengzhou in Henan province (inset, bottom). Another picture shows a notice posted outside a Lotte outlet that was ordered shut in Dandong in Liaoning province. Photos: Weibo

    Lotte Group faces China backlash for aiding Korea THAAD plan

    Mar 7, 2017 4:07pm
    South Korea’s Lotte Group appears to be paying the price in China after the conglomerate got involved in the Korean government’s plans to install a controversial US missile defense system.  The Korean firm revealed Monday that...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing should “guide the international community to jointly build a more just and reasonable new world order”. Photo: Reuters

    China is showing interest in shaping new world order

    - Mar 6, 2017 3:43pm
    At his inauguration on Jan. 20, US President Donald Trump delivered an inward-looking speech in which he promised to “make America great again”, without any reference to its friends and allies overseas. Then Trump withdrew the...
  • Policy flip-flops by Sri Lanka have resulted in serious delays in some Chinese investment projects in the country, including a port city initiative near Colombo. Photo: Reuters

    Sri Lanka: China’s reluctant ally

    - Mar 6, 2017 10:39am
    As President Xi Jinping has been implementing the “One Belt One Road” strategy at full throttle, Sri Lanka has emerged as a key hotspot for Chinese investments. Beijing is desperate to win over the tiny country...
  • People in Jiangsu province protest in front of Lotte supermarket (inset). The ban on group tours could translate to a drop of 60-70 percent in tourist numbers from mainland China. Photos: Xinhua,

    Beijing bans group tours to South Korea amid THAAD row

    Mar 3, 2017 3:16pm
    China has banned group tours to South Korea in a move expected to deal a heavy blow to Seoul’s tourist industry. Purchases of airline tickets and hotel accommodations have also been suspended, Yonhap news agency reports,...

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